October 10-11, Marshfield, MO; Webster County Fairgrounds
Held because of the cancellation of the MO State Fair
Judge: Rob Leach, Linwood, KS

Open and Junior All-Missouri Show
2020 3-Year-Old Futurity will be held in conjunction with the State Show


Entries due: Oct 1
Entry Fee: $15/animal
Friday, October 9 @ 6pm: May arrive at Webster County Fairgrounds
Saturday, Oct 10 @ 5pm: In-Place (May arrive later if contact Jodi Wright)
Show Begins Sunday, October 11 @ 10am
Release: Conclusion of Show Oct 11

Rules, Entries and Important Info:

The Missouri Holstein Board of Directors and Show Committee are striving to make a member friendly show. We are seeking monetary sponsorships and items. Hope to have a silent auction show day. Please read the complete rules at the link below. If you have questions or concerns or need to make special arrangements please let the show management know ahead of time. If we receive enough class sponsors we hope to provide some premiums after the show.

1. See Rules and Health requirements below.
2. Entries due Oct 1 @ $15 / head. Late entries accepted, contact show management.
3. 3-Year Old Holstein Futurity will also be included in this show. (Please enter if you have received paperwork from Jodi)
4. This will be both the show where Open All-Missouri awards will be determined and Junior All-Missouri awards
5. If you are not a current MHA member you are welcome to pay your dues and participate (will not qualify for All-MO Awards).
6. If you would like a printed copy of entry rules and forms mailed please contact Jodi.
7. Due to positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis, the City of Marshfield requires up to date health certificates to enter the grounds. If cattle originate from a county that has confirmed cases four days prior to the event you must obtain a health certificate. NO EXCEPTIONS. See details on rules. Identify if your county is affected using the map at Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

Click below to open all of the rules, entry information, COVID release (Required), schedule and important information.

Show Rules
Entry Information

Click on image below to view complete rules.

Click on image below to view complete Entry information.


Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show

September 21-26, Stillwater, OK
Entry Deadline: August 15 - $30

We are pleased to announce we have been approved for National Show Status. We will be following all rules and guidelines in the National Holstein Show Program. The Junior show will be considered a regional show and to be eligible to show in junior show the animal must be transferred by the JULY 15 deadline. We are looking forward to a large show!

Junior and open shows will run together with separate champions for the junior and open shows.

Contact Tyler Chupp with any questions or if you have any possible consignments jersey or Holstein. We will not have a fitting crew for sale cattle. They will have to be in someoneís show string.

There is a website with rules, entries, and schedule. Click below for complete details.

for the website and entry information

Click below to open all of the rules, entry information, COVID release **REQUIRED, schedule and important information.

Show Schedule
Important Information
COVID Release Form
Holstein Entry
Jersey Entry
Extra Entry Sheet


Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations DUE
Nominations Due October 31, 2020

Taking Nominations for all award categories.

Anyone can nominate an individual for Missouri's Dairy Hall. Nominations are due October 31, 2020. The categories for nominations are listed below.

Past award winners are on the website: http://missouridairyhallofhonors.com/foundation-awards-program/

Nomination forms are attached and online at: http://missouridairyhallofhonors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Award-Nomination-Form.pdf

for the:
1. Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award
2. Dairy Leadership Award:
3. Pioneer Dairy Leader
4. Meritorious Service Award:

Nominations are due back to Gloria Johnson by October 31, 2020, either by e-mail or regular mail.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors
c/o Gloria Johnson
223B Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

or Dr. Rex Ricketts

Thank you for helping recognize those who have contributed to Missouriís dairy industry.

1. Dairy cattle breeder: How does the living and active nominee stand out among his/her peers as an outstanding breeder of dairy cattle? In what ways have the accomplishments of the nominee been recognized?
2. Dairy leader: What leadership positions has this person held and what accomplishments have been made that contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
3. Pioneer dairy leader (a deceased person): What leadership positions did the person hold and how did the person contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
4. Meritorious service: What kind of service did the nominee provide to the Missouri dairy industry and how did this service aid the industry?

Click here to download a Nomination Form.


Thirteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2020 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/20
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - November 20, 2020; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 10, 2020. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.




Several people are planning on attending as many meetings as possible to help inform members of activities and plans: Jodi Wright, Secretary; Katie Wantland, Jr Advisor; Tim Ewing, Holstein Field Rep; Tommy Scrivner, President. Meetings are scheduled for November.

Monday, November 16 South Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Monday, November 16 Southeast District
Evening Meeting

Tuesday, November 17 Northeast Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Tuesday, November 17 West Central District
Evening Meeting

Wednesday, November 18 Southwest District
Lunchtime Meeting


New Pulsator to arrive SOON!

PULSATOR - Fall 2020

Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
To view the Fall 2020 Pulsator PDF Click here

Watch your Mailbox!

Shannon (Wilson) Kleiboeker and Jenna Wilson will be heading the mantel of the newly envisioned "Pulsator" magazine. Missouri Holstein is expanding the current Pulsator. They look forward to reporting on and participation from the states diversified dairy breeds and business models. We are looking to still have four issues a year and hope to reach ALL of Missouriís Dairy farmers and enthusiasts with news, events, articles, and pictures that highlight our stateís wonderful dairy industry and the individuals that keep it going. This publication invites ALL aspects of the dairy industry including ALL breeds and legislative dairy groups.

Don't forget to nominate your 2020 Cow of the Year in the December Issue!

If you are interested in advertising your farm, cattle, or business contact Shannon Kleiboeker ASAP for details on the multi-issue rates. We are excited about uniting the Missouri dairy industry! Want to know more how you can get your association's information included FREE be sure to contact Shannon.

Deadline for the next issue is November 20.

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker shannonkleiboeker@hotmail.com or 417-737-2876

Passing of Member - Curtis Day

In Memory - Curtis Day
May 18, 1944 - September 1, 2020

Tri-Day Holsteins

Roger Curtis Day of Bolivar, MO passed away on September 1 at Citizens Memorial Hospital.

Curtis was born May 18, 1944 in Damascus, MD to Roger and Lucille Day and graduated from Damascus High in 1962. With an early love of cows, he showed Ayrshires as a boy. Soon, Tri-Day Holsteins was created in the Day family.

Curtisís passion for dairy judging started with a win at the National Dairy Cattle judging contest in 1960 at fifteen years old. As a result, Curtis sailed to Europe with his team to compete in the International Dairy Judging Contest in United Kingdom, which they also won! He was very proud of the silver Milk-can Trophy that was presented to him by the Queen Mother.

Curtis judged county, state, national and international dairy cattle shows for over 50 years traveling across the United States, Mexico, and Australia. He put the same passion into the small county 4-H show as he did the World Dairy Expoís International Brown Swiss Show in Madison, WI.

Curtis worked 26 years at the Damascus Post Office, while continuing to work with his parents to develop the Tri-Day herd. In 1989 with the farm pressured by suburban sprawl, Curtis with his wife, children and parents relocated the farm to Shippensburg, PA.

Showing cattle was a huge part of Curtisís life and started with showing 4-H heifers at the Montgomery County Fair. He bred and showed with his family Champion cows at local, state and national shows with numerous All Americans; most notably four time All American Tri-Day Adeen and All Time All American Tri-Day Ashlyn. And Curtis may be the only person to breed a number one active Holstein bull and a supreme champion at World Dairy Expo.

Curtis is survived by his wife Ann McAndrews, son Matthew Day ( Dawn Zimmermann) and their children Madison and Daelyn of Springfield, MO, son David Day ( Susan Noftsger) and children Daniel and Lucy of Bolivar, and daughter Sarah Day of Burnsville, MN.

A funeral mass will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bolivar on Saturday September 19. Due to Covid-19 regulations, it will be by invitation only. The Sacred Heart Facebook page will provide a live feed beginning at 1:00 P.M. Internment, St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery, Savage, MN.

Memorials preferred to Missouri Junior Holstein Association 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 4394 S 60th Rd, Bolivar, MO 65613

Northeast Missouri Production Sale
Thursday, October 15, 2020 ~ 11:00 AM ~ Memphis, MO

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A group of 60+ head of Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk and be part of your herd. Top pedigreed open heifers, several springing and just fresh heifers ready to milk. Cattle will be tested for interstate shipment. Lactating Cows calving prior to two weeks before the sale will be tested for staph aureus and strep. Contact Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to leave a bid or to receive a catalog.

Missouri Holstein Distinguished Service Award

Due November 1, 2020

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon a living current or former member, who in the opinion of the Missouri Holstein Association, has rendered outstanding and unselfish service for many years and thereby has made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Holstein breed in Missouri. Nominee may be a living or deceased member and will be selected by an anonymous panel appointed by the president. Nomination forms available by downloading here and accompanied by one letter of support. Nominations are saved for 3 years. There are no current nominations.

MU Extension - Dairy Science Podcast

Dairy Science digest is a new podcast developed to share current research published in the Journal of Dairy science. Designed never to exceed 22 minutes, it provides ONLY the "need to know" info.

New podcasts are released monthly. Check them out here: here

For more information or to contact Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

Women In Dairy

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 12 noon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 12 noon.
Three ways to attend:
1. Attend in person at SW Center in Mt. Vernon
2. Call in (conference call): 1-312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 917-6430-1750
3. Zoom Webinar: Login: www.zoom.us (must create account before event). Meeting ID: 917 6430 1750 Passcode: 933395

**A second session for South Central Missouri is scheduled for 10/14 from 12-2pm. So if you can't make the September in person/zoom put October 14th on your calendar.


Dairy Margin Program

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2020
Rates for 2020:
- January Rate: 10.72. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.06. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 9.15. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.35 per cwt.
- April Rate: 6.03. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.47 per cwt.
- May Rate: 5.37. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $4.13 per cwt.
- June Rate: 9.99. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment
- July Rate: 12.41. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2020
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



September 9, 12 noon Women in Dairy: Risk Management-Dairy Markets
Southwest Center, Mt. Vernon or Webinar or Call-in

September 24-26 Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show, Stillwater, OK

October 1 MO All-State Show Entries Due

October 11 @ 10AM Missouri All-State Show & Futurity, Marshfield, MO
October 12 - Dec. 11 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage signup period

October 14, 12 noon Women in Dairy: Risk Management-Dairy Markets
South Central

October 15 Northeast MO Production Sale, Memphis, MO

October 31 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
November Classification for Missouri

November 1 MO Holstein Distinguished Service Nominations Due

Nov. 9 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY, Judge: Tyler Reynolds, NY

November 10 Mid-States Ad deadline

November 16-18 State District Meetings

November 20 Cow of the Year Deadline for Pulsator

November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

December 11 MO Holstein Junior Award Deadline

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymenís Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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